Author Topic: A Corker of a Spaceship  (Read 1110 times)

Offline Robomog

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A Corker of a Spaceship
« on: June 18, 2020, 01:12:24 AM »
During the lockdown Mrs Mog and I finished off a bottle of whisky, she was impressed by the design of the stopper and I commented that I could make that into a spaceship so she gave it to me and then said 'go on then'  and this is the result.

One whisky cork, three dress making pins, a circle of plastic card, half a large scale tyre, a large scale spinner and an anonymous  plastic part that looks like a thruster later and i  have this


by Robomog, on Flickr

It is of indeterminate scale, but I have posed it here with Arthur who is six foot high in 1/72 scale making it a sort of unmanned probe/satellite I will probably stick with that.

I am currently filling in some of the holes ready for priming, it will be finished in day-glo orange and white

Just a crazy off the cuff sorta build.... hope you like it


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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 02:25:09 AM »
Holy Mackeral! It's the Kecksburg Pine cone! (Obscure Ufo case from the...seventies, I think? Described a crashed, small, 'cone shaped' machine
that was whisked away in the middle of the night by the Army. One version of the story has it as a crashed Russian satellite, which did have a similar appearance, but the re-entry trajectory was wrong, according to James Oberg, whose opinion I tend to trust.)

Anyway, nifty little project - my hats off to you!

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 02:52:03 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 02:52:57 AM »
During the lockdown Mrs Mog and I finished off a bottle of whisky

How long have you been in lockdown and how large a bottle?  Am asking so as to compare against my own accomplishments... ;)
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 03:20:07 AM »
During the lockdown Mrs Mog and I finished off a bottle of whisky

How long have you been in lockdown and how large a bottle?  Am asking so as to compare against my own accomplishments... ;)

Yeah me too! I think me and mrs kitnut are on our fifth 60oz'er (of rum that is)

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2020, 03:32:42 AM »
Yeah me too! I think me and mrs kitnut are on our fifth 60oz'er (of rum that is)

For the last hour? Day? Week? Month? Period? ;) 
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2020, 04:48:16 AM »
Yeah me too! I think me and mrs kitnut are on our fifth 60oz'er (of rum that is)

For the last hour? Day? Week? Month? Period? ;)

Well --- over last couple of months at least ----   ;D  (six doubles for me, one for you sorta ratio  ;D )

Offline Robomog

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2020, 08:17:21 AM »
Hi all, thanks for all the comments

Dr. Yokai :- didn't know that one existed !   Had to look it up and I can see where your coming from.  In my mind eye it looked like the TV satellite in one of the Thunderbirds episodes  (see attachment)

GTX : -  was about three quarters of a bottle of whiskey   plus a bit of brandy and as we have had a nearly three month lockdown and good weather what better to do than have an ale or a couple of tinnies  in the garden :icon_beer: :icon_beer: ;) ;D (,would have been rude not to  ;D)

Cheers !

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2020, 10:22:47 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2020, 02:42:12 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2020, 02:01:02 AM »
Well --- over last couple of months at least ----   ;D  (six doubles for me, one for you sorta ratio  ;D )

GTX : -  was about three quarters of a bottle of whiskey   plus a bit of brandy and as we have had a nearly three month lockdown and good weather what better to do than have an ale or a couple of tinnies  in the garden :icon_beer: :icon_beer: ;) ;D (,would have been rude not to  ;D)

Maybe I need to slow down a tad... :-[
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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2020, 04:51:50 AM »
I decided against slowing down and simply got a new sign instead:

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2020, 04:53:22 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Offline Robomog

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2020, 12:45:37 AM »
Aaaaarrr now yer talking Jim lad..........

Splat !

Aaarrr the damn parrots done it again !!!!!!!

 ;D ;D ;D

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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2020, 06:02:14 PM »
Hi all

Finally finished this one

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

Money Shot

by Robomog, on Flickr

Scale Shot

by Robomog, on Flickr

The satellite is really of indeterminate scale but this gives a size comparison at 1\72 scale


As always all comments and criticism greatfully accepted........

Mog
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« Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 06:04:34 PM by Robomog »
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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2020, 02:44:52 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline buzzbomb

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2020, 08:27:05 AM »
That is just so neat.

Nice work

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2020, 05:28:06 PM »
 :smiley: 8)

Either an unmanned probe or crewed by little green men. ;)
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2020, 12:30:44 AM »
Thanks guys!

OW
Either an unmanned probe or crewed by little green men. ;)

I was envisioning a telecom satellite but it can be anything you want it to be  ;)

Would be a tight fit for a 1\72 scale little green man, perhaps a 1\144 little green man would have a little more wiggle room  ;D

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Offline apophenia

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 12:23:44 PM »
Love it! Especially the scale comparison  ;D
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Offline Robomog

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Re: A Corker of a Spaceship
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2020, 05:07:37 PM »
Thanks apophenia  I should gave done a 1\144 scale comparison as well  ;)

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